Taggants in explosives.

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Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, 1980 , Washington
SeriesOTA-ISC ; 115
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14212807M

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At the request of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, the Office of Technology Assessment has undertaken an analysis of the proposal to mandate, the use of taggants in explosive materials manufactured for commercial use.

A "taggant" is a material that might be added to explosives and gunpowders at the time of manufacture, as an eventual aid to law. Detection taggants are used to detect explosives before detonation.

Identification taggants are intended to be used to trace explosive materials to their source before and after detonation. The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of (ATEDPA) requires detection agents for plastic bonded explosives (PBX). These agents enhance the detection of PBX which has historically been.

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Open Library. Get this from a library. Taggants in explosives. [United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.]. velop such taggants, and addresses the question of whether taggants would in fact work. Second, it assesses the question of whether adding such taggants to explosives and gunpowders might create a safety hazard.

Third, the cost of a taggant program (on the assumption taggants work and Taggants in explosives. book safe) is calculated, and the major parame. Taggants have been credited with identifying the manufacturer in cases of bombings or explosives seizures over a year period. But taggants "aren't a panacea," Fainberg said.

52 Taggants in Explosives 2. addition of materials that would physical-ly survive the detonation and be recov-ered intact; 3. addition of materials to the explosives that would be detected in an assay of the debris; and 4.

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addition of radioactive isotopes. Predetonation Only. Detection taggants are materials added to explosives that can be sensed (pre-blast) by an associated detection instrument. Identification taggants are additives Taggants in explosives. book to survive an explosive blast, to be recoverable at the bomb scene, and to provide pertinent information, such as last legal purchaser, to aid law enforcement personnel in identifying the perpetrator.

This factor may limit the application of ceramic particles, glass particles, or glass microspheres. (The microspheres used in dynamite are made of phenolic polymer material and do not pose a friction hazard.) The particulate taggants would be added to explosives at a level of to percent by weight.

March Taggants In Explosives. Issue: Should taggants be mandated in commercial explosives. Discussion: Taggants can refer to two types of marking technologies.

Detection taggants are used to detect explosives before detonation. Identification taggants are intended to be used to trace explosive materials to their. Two types of taggants are contemplated: “identification taggants ” would be designed to survive an explosion, and would carry a code which would enable those who recovered such taggants from the debris of a criminal bombing to assemble a list of the last legal purchasers of the batch of explosives used to make the bomb; “detection.

Monitoring – Taggants may be placed on exterior surfaces of houses, commercial properties or objects of value. As a result of criminal activity (such as trespassing or out-of-hours burglary), these taggants may be transferred to an individual, providing strong physical evidence to associate them with that onal information of the suspect's subsequent activity can also be gained.

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Results of laboratory and field tests of false alarm rate (FAR) are reported for both discrete and continuous modes of operation of IONSCAN. Different sampling techniques for volatiles such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) taggants and non-volatile explosives or explosives-related substances are discussed.

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Librivox Free Audiobook. Macrowikinomics: Full text of "DTIC ADA Taggants in Explosives" See other formats. Taggants are known to be widely used in the animal feed industry, plastics, inks, sheet and flexible explosives, and pharmaceuticals.

A software taggant is a cryptographic signature added to software that enables positive origin identification and integrity of programs. IDENTIFICATION taggants are microscopically color-coded particles that, if added to explosives or gun powders during their manufacturing, might facilitate tracing those products after a bombing.

Poly(dendrimers) are an emerging class of fluorescent organic semiconductors that have been investigated for their ability to detect nitro-based explosives and taggants. In this work, the sensing chromophores were dendritic side chains attached to a norbornenyl-derived polymer : Alex S.

Loch, Dani M. Stoltzfus, Paul L. Burn, Paul E. Shaw. Propylene Glycol Dinitrate (PGDN) is a liquid nitrate ester explosive which has been used as a gelatinating agent in some energetic formulations. The aim of the present work was to assess whether. So taggants can be used to track down improper use of explosives - such as in terrorism.

The most widely-used taggants were invented back in the s by Richard G.

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Livesay, when he worked for the. Identification taggants, according to the IME, are used to make it possible to trace explosive materials after detonation back to the source of. Each Detection Kit contains of a scent imprint aid (2 packs), 2 different types of K9 evaluation aids, 1 box of scent-flow indicating matchsticks to observe true air movements, 1 step-by-step user guide, 1 science-inspired logbook, and 1 aid-protecting outer bag.

Explosive taggants. There are two types of taggant which have been considered for use with explosives. One is to help detect the presence of a bomb in, for example, airport screening of luggage; and the other to assist the police in identifying the explosive after the detonation of such a bomb.

'Taggants' In Gunpowder Might Have Helped Identify Bombers The Boston bombing probe might have been helped if the explosives were marked with microscopic identifiers called taggants. But the. The committee examined four approaches to reducing the bombing threat: addition of detection markers to explosives for pre-blast detection, addition of identification taggants to explosives for post-blast identification of bombers, possible means to render common explosive materials inert, and placing controls on explosives and their precursors.

Taggants in Explosives. Includes instructor and student guides as well as a book on explosives identification. Commercial Explosives. Describes the different commercial explosives such as blasting caps, blasting agents, boosters, detonating cord, black and smokeless powders, and covers safety procedures for securing the area and removing.

The NRA also suggested that taggants would be useless distractions to an investigation - "like finding a needle in a haystack" was the phrase a gun lobbyist used - but there is a case on the books. fire and explosion investigations and forensic anal yses: near- and long-term needs assessment for state and local law enforcement a report for the national institute of justice (nij) prepared by the national center for forensic science, carl chasteen, the national center.

Description. This article is from the Official Pro-Gun FAQ, by Ken Barnes ([email protected]) with numerous contributions by others. c "Putting taggants in explosives and gunpowder will put bomb-making terrorists out of business." see "Taggants in Explosives,"Congress of the United States, Office.The reports also noted that adding taggants at this time would not address the problem of millions of tons of existing explosive materials in inventories, or in the materials now held by the military.

In addition, it would do nothing to enhance detection or investigation if the explosives were provided by a foreign government sponsoring terrorism.The New Yorker, P. 7. Comment about taggants, markers which could be used to trace explosives, bullets, etc. A "taggantO is a microscopic plastic or metal marker that can be added to.